Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Benefits
Gold Standard in Cranial Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is one of the most advanced means available for
the treatment of brain disease. Backed by over two decades of clinical
application in the U.S. and supported by thousands of peer-reviewed journal
articles, no other neurosurgical tool has met with such impressive results—no
other existing technology is able to deliver high levels of radiation
to a tumor or other target, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Minimized Health Risks
Since the Gamma Knife does not require an incision, and in most cases is
used with only mild sedation and a local anesthetic, risks associated
with conventional surgery are eliminated. Additionally, the design of
the Gamma Knife ensures that only abnormal tissue is treated—surrounding
healthy tissue being spared.
Gamma Knife patients generally leave the hospital the day of treatment
and are able to resume normal activities in a short period of time. Conventional
neurosurgery requires lengthy hospital stays and a long recovery period.
Gamma Knife offers a cost-effective treatment option due to the minimal
hospital stay and brief recovery period. Most major insurance carriers
cover Gamma Knife treatment, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, most HMOs and PPOs.